Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: January 12, 2020

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Welcome to this week's round-up of all the Royal Caribbean news and happenings.  Hope you are staying warm and are ready to cozy up to some great Royal Caribbean fun.

Royal Caribbean cancelled five Liberty of the Seas sailings in 2021 in order to provide more time for the ship to be upgraded.

The cruise line confirmed that five sailings are being cancelled, beginning with the February 14, 2021 sail date.

Royal Caribbean has not announced what changes and upgrades are coming to Liberty of the Seas yet.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 336th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt and Ken review the recently completed RoyalCaribbeanBlog group cruise on Freedom of the Seas.

Having just wrapped up a 7-night Southern Caribbean cruise on Freedom of the Seas, Matt and Ken share their experiences with the group, as well as in each port the ship visited.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: What's coming to Royal Caribbean in 2020

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — What's coming to Royal Caribbean in 2020 — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Travel Weekly wrote about the "whole truth" when it comes to cruise pricing.

JJ Cruise posted a behind the scenes tour of Portside BBQ on Oasis of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 29, 2019

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29Dec2019

Happy New Year! Before we pop champagne and toast to a better year next year, we have a look back at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week to share.

It looks like the chat feature in Royal Caribbean's app may be going fleetwide in the second half of 2020.

An email from the app team indicates they, "hope to have chat on all of our ships by the third or fourth quarter of 2020."

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 334th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, which previews his upcoming cruise on Freedom of the Seas.

On this episode, Annette & Matt looks previews the next Royal Caribbean Blog Group Cruise, which kicks off this weekend.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: The cheapest months to go on a cruise

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — The cheapest months to go on a cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Eat Sleep Cruise shared a review of Jamie's Italian on Navigator of the Seas.

Life Well Cruised has 10 cruise experts share their best cruising with kids tips.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 21, 2019

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22Dec2019

Merry Christmas! The holidays are here, and so is our weekly round up of this week's Royal Caribbean news.

There was a lot of Royal Caribbean news this week, but the big news came when Royal Caribbean announced new 2021-2022 sailings in Europe and the Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean released additional new 2021 European sailings for booking on two ships, Odyssey of the Seas & Adventure of the Seas.

In addition, they then released additional 2021-2022 7-Night or Longer Caribbean sailings.

If that was not enough, Allure of the Seas sailings out of Galveston also went on sale this week.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 331st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, Matt shares five things he would do differently in 2020.

On this episode, Matt looks back at how he has been cruising and provides a few changes he hopes to make in his cruising habits in 2020.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Come cruise the Norwegian Fjords with us!

Have you ever dreamed of sailing to Europe and seeing the amazing fjords in Norway? Matt and the staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are inviting YOU to join them on an exclusive group sailing aboard Anthem of the Seas for an 8-night cruise to the Norwegian fjords from Southampton, UK!

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying a fun Royal Caribbean cruise along with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the amazing ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

New RCB Video: Surprising facts about Oasis of the Seas

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Surprising facts about Oasis of the Seas — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Addicts wrote about how cruising on Symphony of the Seas is just plain different.

Business Insider shared how Royal Caribbean uses a psychological trick to get you to spend more money.

The Cherokeean Herald reviewed their Alaska cruise on Ovation of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 15, 2019

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15Dec2019

Good news, we are all one week closer to our next Royal Caribbean cruise!  In case you missed any of the Royal Caribbean fun from this week, here is our weekly round up!

Royal Caribbean made headlines this week with the announcement it will build a brand new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in Galvetonand announced it will send an Oasis Class cruise ship there to be homeported.

Allure of the Seas will be based in Galveston, beginning in November 2021 and offer 7-night sailings.

The brand new Terminal 3 will be big enough to handle Royal Caribbean's largest cruise ships, including an Oasis Class ship or the new Icon Class ships slated to debut in 2022.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 332nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available and this week, Matt talks with podcast listener Kurt about his recent Adventure of the Seas cruise.

In this episode, Kurt shares why he booked Adventure of the Seas, what he thought of the ship, activities, excursions and more during his sailing.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Cruise with Matt to New England and Canada!

Have you heard about our group cruise for readers and staff of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com aboard Brilliance of the Seas? This is an exclusive group where we are inviting you, our readers, to join us on a fantastic Brilliance of the Seas sailing on an 7-night cruise to Canada & New England.

This Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise is all about enjoying a fun Royal Caribbean cruise along with other fans who are big fans of Royal Caribbean.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the amazing ship as well as be a part of exclusive events for those that book with our group!

For more details on booking the cruise, the itinerary and prices, check out the Royal Caribbean Blog group cruise page and if you have any questions, email me!

New RCB Video: 6 things you should buy before Royal Caribbean raises the price

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 6 things you should buy before Royal Caribbean raises the price — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Addicts wrote about how cruising on the world's biggest cruise ship is just different.

Travel Awaits listed 8 things you can do at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: December 8, 2019

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Happy December! We cannot believe that we are already one full week into the month – there is so much going on with holiday preparation and shopping and baking!

Royal Caribbean revealed its 2021-2022 Northeast, Canada & Bermuda sailings and opened them for booking.

Six ships will offer sailings from this region, including the return of Oasis of the Seas to Cape Liberty for another summer season.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 331st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available to enjoy, where Matt reviews his recent sailing on Oasis of the Seas.

Oasis of the Seas is back in service after the cruise line made a ton of changes to this already impressive ship, and Matt shares what he thought of them all in this week's episode.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top 10 cruise packing mistakes

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top 10 cruise packing mistakes — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

In The Loop Travel shared the 21 best things on Symphony of the Seas.

Insider provided a look at how one performer onboard lives and works at sea.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 17, 2019

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17Nov2019

Happy Sunday! Temperatures may be dropping, but there is plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share.  This is your weekly summary of all the Royal Caribbean news from this past week, perfectly fitted for your consumption.

Royal Caribbean revealed their Europe 2021 sailings earlier this week.

Seven ships will sail around Europe in 2021 with 70% new itineraries that feature a new mix of destinations.

The highlight of the seas is the inclusion of Anthem of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Odyssey of the Seas in the mix.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 328th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available to enjoy, where Matt speaks with Michael Poole about what it is like to get married on Royal Caribbean.

Michael elected to get married on Mariner of the Seas recentlty, and this week, he shares the ins and outs of getting marred at sea.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

In The Loop Travel shared a look at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Cruise Habit looked at free and paid wifi options on cruise lines.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 10, 2019

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10Nov2019

Happy Sunday! Temperatures may be dropping, but there is plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share.  This is your weekly summary of all the Royal Caribbean news from this past week, perfectly fitted for your consumption.

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean announced its 2021 Alaska, Hawaii and Transpacific sailings.

Ovation, Radiance and Serenade of the Seas will return to the Pacific Northwest in 2021 to offer varying 7-night itineraries sailing from Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia; and Seward, Alaska.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 327th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is available to enjoy, where Matt is joined by Royal Caribbean's Global Vice President Culinary, Dining & Beverage to take a look back at how dining on Royal Caribbean has changed.

Linken D'Souza shared an inside look at how Royal Caribbean's world-reknown innovations extend to the culinary experience as well.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Things that cost extra on Royal Caribbean that are totally worth it!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Things that cost extra on Royal Caribbean that are totally worth it! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Family Traveller shared what it is like to cruise with a toddler.

CruiseLine.com compared Perfect Day at CocoCay to Castaway Cay.

CNBC interviewed Richard Fain about the growing global presence of the cruise line.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: November 3, 2019

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03Nov2019

Happy Sunday! November has arrived, and we hope you had a great week with friends, family, and plenty of food.  Each week we summarize all of this week's Royal Caribbean news, just in case you missed any of it.

The big news this week was Royal Caribbean's announcement of the first Royal Beach Club coming to Antigua in 2021.

Curated as the ultimate beach experience, the Royal Beach Club Collection will bring the unique features and flavors of each destination to life. In Antigua, guests can take in the island’s exceptional views from private cabanas or plunge into a stunning pool and swim up to the bar to order a classic rum punch.

The Royal Beach Club concept builds on the remarkable success of Royal Caribbean’s new Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas but will be a distinctly different experience for guests.

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Are you wondering what to do in the city you are staying the night before your cruise?

In this week's podcast episode, Matt shares the popular things to do in embarkation cities the day before a cruise begins.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: What's included (and costs extra) at Perfect Day at CocoCay

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — What's included at Perfect Day at CocoCay — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

People Magazine wrote how to eat your way around Symphony of the Seas.

Cruise Fever reported on Royal Caribbean looking to add more visits to St. Maarten.

Cruise Critic shared a look at the refurb progress being made on Oasis of the Seas.

Blooloop wrote how today's destinations are trying to do it all.

Cruise&Ferry reported on how cruise likes like Royal Caribbean have signed a commitment to reducing air emissions.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 27, 2019

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27Oct2019

Happy Sunday! We are so happy that you stopped by and hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage, sit back, and check out the latest in Royal Caribbean news.

Royal Caribbean revealed earlier this week the major features and offerings coming to Odyssey of the Seas.

The first Quantum Ultra Class ship to arrive in North America, will feature a two-level pool deck, as well as a collection of restaurant choices to enjoy.

In November 2020, the ship’s inaugural year will kick off with 8- and 6-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Odyssey will then sail to her homeport of Rome in May 2021 and become the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to cruise Europe for the summer. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Helping cruisers by answering their questions is a big part of what we do here, and on this week's podcast episode, Matt dedicates the episode to just that.

This week's podcast episode is all about answering listener emails on a variety of topics from cruise planning, what not to do onboard and more.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class vs Quantum Class

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Why book an inside room on a cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Elliot Advocacy tried to help a woman who tried to board a Royal Caribbean cruise with an Ancestry.com printout.

Blooloop interviewed Royal Caribbean's Vice President that is in charge of Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Cruise Critic shared stories from 50 years of Royal Caribbean cruises.

Cruise Hive listed 27 things to do on Harmony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 20, 2019

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20Oct2019

The fall temperatures may be dropping, but the Royal Caribbean news from this week is as hot as ever, and we have it all summarized for you in this week's round up!

Sit back, and catch-up on all of the Royal Caribbean news and happenings form this week.

Royal Caribbean announced this week Grandeur of the Seas will leave the fleet in spring 2021.

When Grandeur leaves the fleet, she will be transferred to sister company Pullmantur Cruises. 

Grandeur of the Seas’ final sailing with Royal Caribbean will take place on March 26th, 2021. Thereafter, she will transition to Pullmantur. Enchantment of the Seas, will return to Baltimore to replace Grandeur in spring of 2021.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

There are plenty of tips and tricks shared all across RoyalCaribbeanBlog, but this week, Matt talks about the things he does not recommend to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

In this week's Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast, Matt lists the big missteps one can make while on a cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top things the pros wish they knew before taking a cruise!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top things the pros wish they knew before taking a cruise! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise.blog reported on a passengers that has been banned for life from Royal Caribbean for taking a dangerous selfie.

Cruise Hive listed 27 things to do on Harmony of the Seas.

Geek Mom shared 10 things she learned about Royal Caribbean.

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